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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Niles crime briefs: Door lock filled with glue on Christmas day

    Niles crime briefs: Door lock filled with glue on Christmas day
    BURGLARY A home on the 9000 block of Grace Avenue was burglarized between 2 and 6 p.m., Dec. 22, and a home on the 8400 block of Milwaukee Avenue was burglarized on Dec. 30 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. No further details were provided. PROPERTY...
  • Darien couple spread Santa cheer

    Darien couple spread Santa cheer
    Tricia and Michael Boren of Darien are making merry for the 25th year as Santa and Mrs. Claus, delighting crowds at holiday parties. They’ve appeared at hospitals, retirement communities and private homes. At a young age, Michael went from a...
  • Petrak: Digital age takes some of the luster from holiday traditions

    “Christmas Eve will find me, where the love light gleams. I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.” How can you not love the last few lines of the classic carol, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” as only Bing...
  • Holiday movie classics set at Tivoli

    Holiday movie classics set at Tivoli
    The Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove will welcome the holidays with its annual holiday film festival, and special showings of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The festival runs from Dec. 7 to 11 with classics spanning several decades. Tickets...
  • 10 steps to staying organized

    Clipping coupons, scanning advertisements, following mommy bloggers on Facebook all can save you some money. But without organization, all of those efforts are largely insignificant. The key to an effective budget management plan — and saving as...
  • Drive-through memories: Two decades of Winter Wonderland

    Drive-through memories: Two decades of Winter Wonderland
    It’s been more than two decades for the Winter Wonderland light show at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens. In partnership with the Village of Vernon Hills, the Cuneo property has made it possible for thousands of families to build holiday memories in Lake...
  • Holiday pop-up shop offers several boutiques in one spot

    Holiday pop-up shop offers several boutiques in one spot
    You better not shout, you better not cry, you better not pout, and according to Amy Amoroso, you better not blink because Don’t Blink, her holiday pop-up shop in downtown Wilmette, will be gone Christmas Day. The temporary pop-up boutique, which is...
  • After 31 tries, finally, a perfect family Christmas

    There's this coffee cup I like. It's chipped, but in a spot on the rim that would never touch your lips. When dirty, I put it in the dishwasher. When clean, I nudge it back on the shelf. At some point, one of the children — livid over some unrelated...
  • The Naperville Sun's annual holiday lights map features new and old

    The Naperville Sun's annual holiday lights map features new and old
    Scott Amundsen grew up in Naperville helping his dad decorate their family home for the holidays. He eventually took the helm while in high school. “I always tried to come up with something different,” said Amundsen, 47. “We didn’...
  • Authorities arrest woman accused of ripping off elderly couple last month

    Authorities arrest woman accused of ripping off elderly couple last month
    She was a young woman in a tight situation with the holidays fast approaching. That's the desperate tale Brittany Murphy concocted for an elderly Orange County couple last month. It was enough, investigators say, to tug on the couple's heart strings...
  • Manny Pacquiao sends Floyd Mayweather Jr. another holiday-themed tweet

    Manny Pacquiao sends Floyd Mayweather Jr. another holiday-themed tweet
    Manny Pacquiao really, really seems to want to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. and seems to be banking on his rival's holiday spirit to help make such a mega-event happen. The Filipino boxer/congressman sent out this tweet to Mayweather on Wednesday:...